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Emerging community leaders have the opportunity to become more effective in their community leadership through the distinguished program known as Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series® (SKL®).  

Generously funded by The Lacy Foundation, the SKL series is designed to help emerging community leaders become more informed about the issues and needs facing Central Indiana, more motivated to get involved in addressing those issues, more connected and more effective in their service to our community. Thanks to the generous support of The Lacy Foundation, the SKL Series is a third of the cost of similar programs in other cities. 

SKL participants will:

  • Learn about the issues facing our community today, explore them in-depth with current community leaders and discover ways to get involved and help affect change.
  • Meet the business and civic leaders who have made our community what it is today—and can help you shape and realize your vision for what we’ll become in the future.
  • Glean insight into how to be a difference-maker in our community from the community leaders and decision-makers who act as SKL "faculty".
  • Develop positive and meaningful relationships with fellow class members and the class moderator.
  • Build a network of community contacts that will be helpful in your future community service efforts.

The SKL class year begins in September with an orientation and a two-day, out-of-town opening retreat. From October through May the class meets for monthly, full-day sessions around the greater Indianapolis area, providing class members an in-depth look at the pertinent issues facing our region. Every SKL class is led by a moderator - an established community leader - who identifies a theme for the class year to guide monthly class discussions.  Class day topics range from education, government, health and human services to the justice system, diversity, quality of life, economic development and more. In June the series concludes with a second out-of-town retreat and graduation ceremony.  Class members will also spend time in small groups outside of class days to gain hands-on community leadership experience.

Twenty-five participants are selected for the SKL series each year.  The SKL series strives to choose a group that reflects the community in terms of gender, racial, cultural and professional diversity. 

Program fee is $1,200 and may be paid for by your employer, sponsor or self.  Scholarships are available for qualified applicants. 

Please direct all questions about the SKL series, application and selection process to Rebecca King, SKL Program Director, at rking@leadershipindianapolis.com.  

 

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